This Side Up: Eat your greens to support local kids

June 11, 2013 

A young boy said to his friend, “My mom is serious about going green. She is stocking up on broccoli, limas, green beans and Brussels sprouts.”

This is great, because Produce for Kids launched its campaign at the Publix store in Indian Land on June 1.

The Get healthy, Give Hope campaign will continue through June 27 with the intention of helping to raise money for children in need and helping local families incorporate more fruits and vegetables into their diet. Suppliers at Publix will make a consumption-based donation to our local Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. This means the more produce you add to your shopping list, the more hope they can give to our local children.

Publix and Produce for Kids hosted an in-store event last Saturday with Sportacus, a popular character from the Sprout Television Channel; the channel is the first 24-hour preschool destination channel available on TV for children from 2 to 6 years old. He was a hit with the children, interacting with them on a one-on-one basis and giving out goodie-bags.

Shoppers can visit the in-store display to find easy-to-prepare recipes and helpful material. For additional information, go to produceforkids.com. Produce for Kids has raised $4.2 million since its creation in 2002.

On another note, a big thanks to Wanda Rosa for taking the great pictures.

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